Business & Professional Development

CBIZ partners with regional business and industry leaders to develop a vital economic future.

Business Bookkeeping Certificate is designed for those who want to become a bookkeeper or for small business owners who would like to understand bookkeeping better.  Increase your skills in payroll, QuickBooks®, Excel and tax knowledge to enable you to perform bookkeeping accurately and efficiently.

Social Media Certificate will take you through a series of classes that will not only take your business to the next level, but will help you build skills to navigate social media to gain a competitive edge.  You will understand the functions of different platforms and how to use them together.

Check out our Business and Professional Development Classes below. Call (319) 208-5375 to register.

 
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Business Management

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Course Date
A to Z Grant Writing  Online
Certificate in Data Analysis 6/1/2020
Event Planner Career Prep  Online
Landscaping Design and Business Career Prep  Online
Smart Start: Starting a New Business 6/3/2020
Business Plan Canvas 7/22/2020
QuickBooks Pro Desktop Level I 6/24/2020
Accounting Basic Concepts 7/15/2020
QuickBooks Online® - Software Comprehensive 8/5/2020
Payroll Accounting 8/12/2020
Understand Your Business Taxes 9/2/2020
National Small Business Week 5/6/2020
Digital Skills Summer School 7/22/2020

Social Media

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Course Date
Achieving Top Search Engine Positions Online
Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners Online 
Instagram for Business 5/21/2020
Introduction to Google Analytics 10/11/2019
Creating WordPress Websites  Online
Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring  Online

 

Athletic Coaching

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Course Date
Coaching Authorization Certificate 6/29/2020 (Blended)
Coaching Ethics 7/1/2020 (Online)
Theory of Coaching 7/1/2020 (Online

Leadership

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Course Date
Management Basics 5/19/2020
Behavioral Interviewing 6/9/2020
Planning Team Development for your organization 6/16/2020
StrengthsFinder 6/30/2020
Supervision Survival Skills 7/13/2020
Accountability in the Workplace 9/4/2020
Supervision Training Online  Online

Human Resources

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Course Date
SHRM Certification Prep 8/13/2020 (Online)
Understanding the Human Resources Function  Online

Business Management

A to Z Grant Writing
You'll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You'll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package.

Online 24 Hours $115.00
     
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New Certificate in Data Analysis
Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills. Begin with getting a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. You will know the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. Finally you will find out how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand.

 Online 48 Hours $495.00
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New Event Planner Career Prep
In this course we will study the principles and practices of event planning. Topics to be covered are Planning, budgeting, organization, timining, location, transportation, venue, and much more.

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New Landscaping Design and Business Career Prep
In this course, we will explore the art and business of landscaping, from an understanding of plants and foliage to principles of design, to technology, to business and management considerations. Upon completing the course, one will be fully prepared to create landscaped masterpieces for clients of all shapes, sizes, and levels of complexity.

 Online 180 Hours $1,299.00
     
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Smart Start: Starting a New Business
This workshop will help you analyze your business idea and cover what you need to know to launch your business. You will learn how important a business plan is and ways to create it, how to conduct market research and estimate costs, how to prepare for a bank loan, how to legally organize your business and other license/permit requirements, about record keeping and taxes, marketing ideas, and what financing options are available. You will receive a business plan template and a step-by-step guide to opening your business! Class sponsored by America's SBDC Iowa.

#73913 2 Hours, 1 Session $19.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Janine Clover
  Wednesday, Jun 3 5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

New Business Plan Canvas
Are you an entrepreneuial spirit? Are you constantly thinking about how to create value, build new business, or improve and transform your organization? Are you looking to start a business or improve your business? This workshop will guide you through nine basic building blocks that cover customers, offer, infrastructure, and financial viability, a business model to make money. The class will work through a business model canvas example together. Participants will then work through their own business or idea and build their own business model canvas. Materials included. Class sponsored by America's SBDC Iowa

#73916 2 Hours, 1 Session $19.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Janine Clover
  Wednesday, Jul 22 5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

QuickBooks Pro Desktop Level I
If you are a new user of QuickBooks Pro® Desktop, this hands-on training seminar is for you! Learn how to set up a company, customer and vendor files, and chart of accounts. Learn how to manage money coming in and money going out including sales, invoicing, paying bills, and tracking expenses. You’ll also learn how to reconcile accounts, and use reports to understand your business, including profitability and sales trends. All materials are included. Basic computer knowledge is required

#73914 7 Hours, 1 Session $159.00
  SCC CBIZ,110 Janine Clover
  Wednesday, Jun 24 8 AM - 4 PM

 

 

 

Accounting Basic Concepts
Designed for the non-accountant bookkeeper, office manager or owner of a business. Learn basic accounting terms including revenues, expenses, assets, and liabilities. Learn to build and read the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows. Become familiar with accounting debits and credits as you learn how to record transactions in this hands-on course. This course is approved for the Business Bookkeeping Certificate.

#73910 24 Hours, 3 Sessions $349.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Lynnae Hillyer
  Wednesday, Jul 15 - 22 8 AM - 5 PM

 

 

 

QuickBooks Online® - Software Comprehensive
If you subscribe to QuickBooks Online®, this hands-on training seminar is for you! Learn how to set up a company, customer and vendor files, and a chart of accounts. Learn how to manage money coming in and money going out, including sales, invoicing, paying bills, and tracking expenses. You’ll learn how to reconcile accounts, use inventory and payroll, and use reports to understand your business, including profitability and sales trends. Bring your questions. Book, materials, and light lunch included. Basic computer knowledge is required. This course is approved for the Business Bookkeeping Certificate.

#73911 7 Hours, 1 Session $275.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Janine Clover
  Wednesday, Aug 5 8 AM - 4 PM

 

 

 

Payroll Accounting
It's a fact of business—if a company has employees, it has to account for payroll, fringe benefits, and payroll taxes. This comprehensive course will guide you through processing a new employee, calculating payroll and payroll taxes, payroll tax reporting, and periodic and year end payroll reporting to the government. This course is approved for the Business Bookkeeping Certificate.

#73915 16 Hours, 2 Sessions $325.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Lynnae Hillyer
  Wednesday, Aug 12 & 19 8 AM - 5 PM

 

 

 

Understand Your Business Taxes
Income tax, sales tax, payroll tax, and the list goes on for taxes your business pays. Discussion will center on the various business taxes, forms and ways to file and pay the taxes, and things you can do in your record keeping system to better understand and lessen your tax burden. Participants will receive all materials and are encouraged to bring specific questions. This course is approved for the Business Bookkeeping Certificate.

#73917 3 Hours, 1 Session $69.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Janine Clover
  Wednesday, Sep 2 8 - 11 AM

 

 

 

New National Small Business Week
Stand out to customers online with Google's marketing essentials. Join us in celebrating National Small Business Week with a livestream focused on SEO best practices, how to set up a free YouTube business channel, and get found by local customers online with Goggle My Business. Class sponsored by America's SBDC Iowa.

#73918 1 Hour, 1 Session $0.00
Web SCC CBIZ,110 Janine Clover
  Wednesday, May 6 11 AM - Noon

 

 

 

New Digital Skills Summer School
Join us for our annual Digital Skills Summer School to learn about how to digital tools can help you get organized, increase your productivity, and manage time more effeciently. Class sponsored by America's SBDC Iowa.

#73919 1 Hour, 1 Session $0.00
Web SCC CBIZ,110 Janine Clover
  Wednesday, Jul 22 11 AM - Noon

 

 

 

Social Media

New Achieving Top Search Engine Positions
The vast majority of Web traffic comes from search engines. That means the most important thing you can do to increase your website's traffic is to improve its search engine ranking. To do that, you have to understand both the art and science of search engine optimization (SEO). In this course, you'll gain the knowledge you need to boost your website's visibility. By the end of the course, you'll have mastered proven, step-by-step SEO strategies that you can implement right away.

 Online 24 Hours $115.00
     
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Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners
Discover how to create and develop blogs and podcasts through free web tools. You will be introduced to free blogging software, tips on recording, and editing audio and visual for podcasts and publish online.

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New Instagram for Business
Learn how to create a professional Instagram profile for your business designed to effectively appeal to your target community of customers. Apply powerful Instagram promotional marketing strategies to gain followers, invite comments and likes for your business account, and encourage customers to access your products and services. This class is available via live video connection from your own computer. Arrangements need to be made 10 days prior to start of class. Please call for details.

#72185 2 Hours, 2 Sessions $39.00
  SCC WB,109 Samantha Helmick
  Thursday, May 21 & 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 

Introduction to Google Analytics
You will learn to use Google Analytics to make the most of your online traffic. You will see noy only how you can track your online content, but also how to determine which content is the most appealing, where your visitors come from, what devices they use, how long they stay, which links they click, and where they go when they leave.

 Online 24 Hours $115.00
   Oct 11  
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Creating WordPress Websites
Learn how to create attractive, sophisticated blogs and websites—without any coding! WordPress is the world's most popular website publisher, powering more than 25% of all sites on the Internet. Find out how to use WordPress to create pages and posts, add images and videos, change a site's look and feel, and include user-friendly features.

 Online 24 Hours $115.00
     
     

 

 

 

Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring
Learn how to use the same marketing tricks the big companies employ without making a big dent in your wallet. You'll master cost-effective strategies including strategic partnerships, local marketing, search engine optimization, social networking, email marketing, lead generation, and niche marketing. This course will give you the basics, whether you're new to advertising or looking for a refresher, and by the time you're done, you'll have a personalized plan of action for increasing your sales.

 Online 24 Hours $115.00
     
     

 

 

 

Athletic Coaching

Coaching Authorization Certificate
This course is designed to enable you to meet the state requirements for coaching, ethics, care and prevention of athletic injuries, anatomy, and growth and development. Upon completion, students qualify to make application to the IA Board of Education Examiners for Coaching Authorization. **This class also includes the NEW mandatory CPR training.** This course meets the coursework and CPR requirement for the state's coaching authorization application. Students must purchase these books: Successful Coaching, - 4th Edition and Sport First Aid - 5th Edition.

#73921 55 Hours, Sessions $529.00
Online  Jun 29 Abbott, Beird & Kaufman
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Coaching Ethics
This course is designed to enable you to meet the state requirements for coaching ethics recertification. This is an independent study program.

  5 Hours $90.00
Self-Study  Jul 1 Ralph Kaufman
     

 

 

 

Theory of Coaching
This online, self-paced class enhances your understanding of techniques and theory of coaching interscholastic athletics. This class will take about 10 hours to complete and meets all required core subject mater for the State of Iowa Coaching Authorization. Students must purchase their own Successful Coaching, 4th Edition book.

  10 Hours $100.00
Online  Jul 1 Ralph Kaufman
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Leadership

Management Basics
Get the core skills you need to ensure success as a manager or front-line supervisor. Learn about contemporary management theories and the role of a manager. Topics include team building, relationship building, communications, delegation, professionalism, and ethics. This course is approved for the Effective Management Certificate.

#71987 8 Hours, 2 Session $495.00
 Virtual SCC CBIZ,103 Tom Westbrook
  Tuesday, May 19 & 21 8 AM - Noon

 

 

 

Behavioral Interviewing
Hiring the right person for the right job requires behavioral, objective, and fact-based criteria to be part of your hiring process. You will learn how to construct a thorough list of job requirements and how to ask questions to reveal past experiences and interpret behavior. Finally, you will learn the importance of prompt and fair follow-up in order to build a successful team. This course is approved for the Effective Management Certificate.

#71983 6 Hours, 1 Session $129.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Daniel Shull
  Tuesday, Jun 9 9 AM - 4 PM

 

 

 

New Planning Team Development for your organization
There are different types of teams and each one has its own behaviors, patterns, and hurdles. Participants in this workshop will enjoy a hands-on, activity-rich, interactive session on team development and growth. Participants will leave the day with an understanding of the five phases of teams, activities to help your team during each phase, and meeting facilitation tips.

#73924 4 Hours, 1 Session $49.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Cassie Gerst
  Tuesday, Jun 16 8 AM - Noon

 

 

 

StrengthsFinder
Does your ideal day have high productivity and lots of energy? Understand where your strengths are by doing what comes natural to you. You will also discover ways to maximize your strengths to achieve your dreams. An online assessment must be completed before class, and you must bring to class. Please pick up your book prior to the start of class to receive your access code for the assessment.

#73912 2.5 Hours, 1 Session $129.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Robert Dengler
  Tuesday, Jun 30 8 - 10:30 AM

 

 

 

Supervision Survival Skills
This training program is designed for new managers and non-managers interested in or identified for promotion. Knowledge gained in this program will enable you to avoid some of the hard lessons that come from on-the-job learning. Applicable in manufacturing, service, and retail organizations, this seminar presents the fundamental leadership and communication skills and techniques required to manage employees effectively. Content of this training covers the first two modules of the Supervision Certificate.

#73926 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $197.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Terry Durbin
  Mondays, Jul 13 & 20 8 - 11 AM

 

 

 

New Accountability in the Workplace
Organizational goals and individual goals are obviously important...maybe even imperative. So how do we treat them? And, how well do we honor the performances of the team members in charge of performing? One of the nicest and most respectful ways to honor people, goals and performance is by instilling healthy accountability practices into the DNA of your organization. This session will be focused on healthy accountability that gets the job done and helps your team members to grow!

#73992 3 Hours, 1 Session $159.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Heather Woody
  Friday, Sep 4 8:30 - 11:30 AM

 

 

 

Supervision Training Online
Customize your Supervision training at your own pace. Customize your training by taking part of or all of the modules with an emphasis in Health Care, Office, or Industry. Essential Skills of Communication and Essential Skills of Leadership must be completed prior to taking other topics. The other sessions include: Coaching Job Skills, Improving Work Habits, Developing Performance Goals, Providing Performance Feedback, Communicating Up, Delegating, Effective Discipline, Resolving Conflicts, Managing Complaints, and Supporting Change. Receive a Supervision Certificate after all 12 sessions are completed. Sessions are priced individually. Call (319)208-5375 to register or for more information.

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Human Resources

SHRM Certification Prep
This certification preparation course is designed for individuals preparing for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) exams. The tuition includes the cost of instruction and the SHRM learning system (online and printed material), a $1075 value. This 12-week webinar is provided through a partnership with North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC).

#73927 24 Hours, 12 Sessions $1,270.00
OL  Thursday, Aug 13 - Nov 12  6:30 - 9 PM
     

 

 

 

New Understanding the Human Resources Function
No matter what role you play in an organization, you are all affected by human resources. This course is designed to help people without experience in human resources to understand this very vital link in the organizational chain. It will prepare both managers and business owners to handle basic human resource functions in a way that will ensure the best possible result. In particular, attention is given to the hiring process, including ways to locate quality employees in a competitive labor market. Employee rights and the legal side of the human resource field are also covered.

 Online 24 Hours $115.00
     
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